Friday, April 29, 2011

#466 Pierce All Star Starter




Billy Pierce made seven All Star teams as a White Sox hurler and, as this card notes, he had a lot of success in those games. He's near the top of the career strikeout list for lefties and all-in-all is one of the most underappreciated players of his era.  Most significantly to me... I'm fairly certain Pierce was the starter in the first big league game my Dad ever took me to. I'm still researching that.

A closer look at his work will come up when his regular issue card is featured. For now we'll make due with this rough around the edges, soft cornered, off center  "Baseball Thrills" cardboard.

Gotta love those striped stirrups!

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